Jan Radosevich has 32 years experience in real estate and has worked in Summit County since 1978. She is a broker with Re/Max Properties of the Summit located at 220 S. Main St. in downtown Breckenridge. You can reach her at (970) 389-2525 or online at www.BreckenridgeMountainRealty.com.
Q: Where did you grow up? Billings, Mont., my family moved to metro Denver when I was in junior high school. I went to college and graduate school at Colorado State University. Q: What do you love about Summit County? I love that it is a small community with the big city perks - we have two orchestras in Breckenridge, great entertainment and a multitude of festivals and activities all year long. And, of course, our mountains. Q: What do you enjoy doing when you're not working? Travelling is my passion, but I also enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing, gardening, photography, cooking and entertaining. Hopefully, some day, I will find the time to play golf. Q: How long have you worked in real estate? Since 1980. I began by working on the development of Grandview at Breckenridge, the county's first employee housing project. Q: What is your specialty? My specialty is that I enjoy people. I enjoy working with the first-time homeowner to the buyer that has several luxury homes. I also enjoy working with sellers, as selling your home can sometimes be very stressful in today's buyer's market. Q: What is the most gratifying aspect of what you do? It is back to working with people. Every transaction is unique and especially in recent years dealing with short sales, foreclosures and tough new lending requirements. It takes skill, negotiation and finesse to close the deal and have all parties happy. Q: What is the most unique property you've listed or sold? Currently, I have a gold mine listed in the Buckskin Joe Mining District for $85,000. It is a patented mining claim just shy of 10 acres. Q: What are the top three things that separate you from your competitors? 1. My wealth of local knowledge from living here for 34 years. 2 I am honest to a fault. 3. I am here for my clients before, during and after the sale. Q: What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home? I feel that it is most important for a buyer or seller to be working with a knowledgeable broker that you trust and have a good rapport with. Q: What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices? Our Summit County market is skipping along at the bottom of the market still with some dips, but also with price increases in a few areas. The good news is that sales are up countywide by 14 percent from the same time a year ago. In addition, our inventory of housing supply has decreased and interest rates are remaining at unprecedented lows. Who doesn't want to vacation or live in Summit County? I am optimistic for a gradually improving market. Q: Why should someone choose you as their real estate broker? I don't only hear, I listen to what a buyer wants. I put my education, knowledge and experience to work to help satisfy the buyer's or seller's needs. I remain friends with many clients long after the sale is completed. Q: Is there anything else you woould like to tell us about yourself? I have a talented, beautiful daughter Katy, who has grown up in this wonderful community and is now in college. She is my pride and joy. When I first arrived in Breckenridge and worked as a town planner, I succeeded in getting the Breckenridge Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Now I am lucky enough to live in the historic district and love walking everywhere. ULLR Fest is my favorite local holiday.Jan Radosevich was selected as this week's Agent Spotlight in Summit Homes & Properties. Radosevich was asked to provide information to a standard set of questions designed to help the reader learn more about her.